Latest exam updates

COVID update

In response to the current restrictions in the UK and Ireland we are deferring Session 1 face-to-face practical exams at Public Venues and paper-based Grade 6 to 8 Music Theory exams at Public Venues and Private Visits. Where we can we will still offer practical exams at Private Visits. Our remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams and our Grade 1 to 5 online Music Theory exams are unaffected and all dates remain unchanged. To read more, please visit our latest updates page.

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information.

Music Theory exam dates

We can now confirm Grade 6 to 8 paper Music Theory exams will go ahead on Wednesday 28 April at 5pm. The booking period will be open from 8 to 15 March.

COVID-19 update: 21/12/2020

In line with government guidelines, our office is closed. While all staff are working from home, Music Medals will continue to operate, with assessments being moderated and processed. Results will continue to be confirmed by email, however we will not be able to post out certificates and medals until we are back in office.

Please pass on our apologies to your candidates.

Music Medals training

Our training sessions – available in the UK only – will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to integrate Music Medals into your day-to-day teaching and conduct Music Medals assessments with your pupils with confidence and ease.

Are you looking for training for more than 12 people?

We can provide training for your staff for free. Each training session is between two and three hours long. Email us your preferred date and we’ll get back to you.

Are you a private teacher?

Our online training video lets you learn about Music Medals at your own pace, in your own time. To sign up for free online training, complete and submit the form below.

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Change to Music Medal certificates

As of March 2020 we are withdrawing Music Medals from the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and certificates will no longer carry the Ofqual logo. This change will allow us to make important improvements to Music Medals in response to feedback from teachers and learners. The deadline for submitting an entry to receive a regulated certificate was 22 December 2019, with video and results submitted by 31 January 2020. Results submitted after this date will receive our new non-regulated certificate.

Apart from new certificates, we are continuing to offer Music Medals in their current form with no other changes.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

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